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Binda, Hilary; Weinberg, Jill; Maetzener, Nora; Rubin, Carolyn L. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This qualitative study examines the immediate and lasting impact of liberal arts higher education in prison from the perspective of former college-in-prison students from the Northeastern United States. Findings obtained through semi-structured interviews with formerly incarcerated people are presented in the following three areas: self-confidence…
Descriptors: Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Correctional Education, Higher Education
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Ochoa, Theresa A.; Fernández, Yanúa Ovares; Rodríguez, Ana Estrella Meza; López, Claire de Mezerville – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This study used the Possible Selves Questionnaire (PSQ) with 30 incarcerated youth in a long term juvenile correctional facility in Costa Rica. The PSQ is a self-administered survey that measures a person's aspirations and fears for the future and strategies to achieve who they wish to become and avoid becoming. Results showed that while…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Juvenile Justice
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Brosens, Dorien; Croux, Flore; Claes, Bart; Vandevelde, Stijn; De Donder, Liesbeth – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This mixed-method study first provides insight into the Belgian prison population -- particularly foreign national prisoners -- based on an analysis of the penal database SIDIS Suite (N = 10,356). Second, qualitative telephone interviews have been conducted with the activity coordinators of all Flemish and Brussels prisons (N = 17) to investigate…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions
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Prins, Esther; Stickel, Tabitha; Kaiper-Marquez, Anna – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
In response to rising parental incarceration, some correctional facilities and outside organizations offer family literacy programs for parents in prison. However, research on these correctional education initiatives is scant. This paper uses qualitative data to analyze how 11 fathers in a rural Pennsylvania prison were involved in their…
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Fathers, Rural Areas
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Skinner-Osei, Precious; Osei, Peter Claudius – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This article is a re-analysis of a previous study (please see https://doi.org/10.1080/ 10911359.2017.1402724). Considering the previous findings, in addition to the recent discussions around criminal justice reform, race, policing, and mental health in the United States, the data were reanalyzed using an updated version of QSR NVivo. The new…
Descriptors: Law Enforcement, African Americans, Males, Social Change
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Eide, Helene Marie K.; Westrheim, Kariane G. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
Despite increasing attention towards education as a quality measure for correctional services, little research attention has been paid to the qualification and training of prison officers. This article investigates how Norwegian prison officers understand their own professionalism and opportunities for professional development in their occupation.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Professional Development, Security Personnel
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Lovell, Belinda; Brown, Angela; Esterman, Adrian; Steen, Mary – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
This scoping review addresses the question, what are the outcomes of existing prison parenting education programs for women experiencing incarceration and what can we learn? The framework used was based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses extension for Scoping Reviews (PRISMA-ScR). Significant positive changes…
Descriptors: Outcomes of Education, Correctional Education, Parent Education, Parent Child Relationship
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McAleese, Samantha; Kilty, Jennifer M. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2020
Prison education is often cited as the only redeeming experience in an otherwise cruel environment. While educational programs are found in prisons across Canada, they are often guided by philosophies of punishment, risk, and security rather than more transformative frameworks. In addition to prison staff and management who struggle to find value…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education
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O'Grady, Anne; Hamilton, Paul – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
In this paper we argue that education--particularly higher education (HE)--has the potential to offer socially, economically and culturally transformative learning opportunities. Yet, for prisoners, the opportunity to engage in HE as active social citizens are often limited. Using a Freirean model of democratic, pedagogic participatory dialogue,…
Descriptors: Partnerships in Education, Correctional Institutions, Universities, Transformative Learning
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Gray, Natalie; Ward, Jennifer; Fogarty, Jenny – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
This paper critically discusses two London-based "Learning Together" prison university partnerships--Middlesex University with Her Majesty's Prison (HMP) Wandsworth and London South Bank University (LSBU) with HMP Pentonville. The paper documents how students experienced the shared classroom learning approach designed on principles of…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Partnerships in Education, Reflection, Foreign Countries
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Turner, Emily; Broad, Rose; Miles, Caroline; Maruna, Shadd – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
Drawing on self-report data from a Learning Criminology Inside initiative bringing together BA Criminology students from the University of Manchester with prison-based students from a category C resettlement prison, this article will consider the process of studying desistance "together" in this collaborative setting. It will discuss the…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Student Behavior
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Gosling, Helena; Burke, Lol – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
It is widely accepted that individuals with criminal convictions experience multiple disadvantage and deprivation, and, as a result, are considered least likely to progress to higher education (Unlock, 2018). The risk-adverse nature of higher education application processes further compound such disadvantage, even though there is no evidence to…
Descriptors: Criminals, Higher Education, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
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Ludlow, Amy; Armstrong, Ruth; Bartels, Lorana – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
This paper engages with challenges of localism, collaboration and reflexivity in thinking about the conceptualisation and development of partnership learning communities between higher education and criminal justice institutions. Grounded in experiences of partnership working in the UK and Australia, our arguments are twofold: First, drawing on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Correctional Institutions, Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Education
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Zampini, Giulia; Österman, Linnéa; Stengel, Camille; Bennallick, Morwenna – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
This article is a critical reflection of the role of gender in the delivery of a higher education course based on the Inside-Out Prison Exchange Programme. Related concepts such as hegemonic masculinity, heteronormativity, and intersectionality are discussed within the prison education setting. This reflection primarily draws on critical incidents…
Descriptors: Correctional Education, Institutionalized Persons, Females, Higher Education
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Miller, Robin L.; Chiaramonte, Danielle; McNall, Miles A.; Forney, Jason C.; Janulis, Patrick F. – Journal of Prison Education and Reentry, 2019
In 2003, Michigan implemented a reentry service to assist HIV-infected people incarcerated in state prisons in linking to HIV medical care immediately upon their release. We examined whether formerly incarcerated people were linked to care successfully, remained in care, and were in good health 3 years after their date of release. In all, 190…
Descriptors: Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS), Institutionalized Persons, Correctional Institutions, Medical Services
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